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The Average Student Takes Six Years to Earn a Four-Year...

As nontraditional student enrollment increases, so do the number of years it takes to graduate. Now, some colleges and universities are changing their ways...

Dentistry is Sorely Lacking in Diversity, but Experts Offer Solutions

Dentistry is a healthcare field that lags behind in diversity, with less than 15 percent of dental students coming from underrepresented backgrounds, according to...

Taxing America’s Elite

Holding highly selective institutions accountable for improving access for low-income students If the nation’s most highly selective colleges and universities know one thing, it’s that...

Economic Diversity on the Decline at U.S. Public Colleges, Study Shows

Socioeconomic diversity is on the decline at public four-year colleges in the U.S., according to The New York Times’ third annual College Access Index. Using...

Poverty’s Long-Lasting Effects on Students’ Education and Success

In 2015, approximately 20 percent of children in the United States lived in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That is to say,...

Government Initiative Provides Low-Income Students Greater Access to Higher Education Via...

The share of jobs requiring some postsecondary education is expected to increase rapidly over the next decade, with 11 of the 15 fastest-growing occupations...

Schools, Hospitals Work to Overcome Nursing Shortages with Financial, Educational Incentives

Despite the current 2.7-million-strong nursing workforce, the United States is in the midst of a nursing shortage, with nearly 315,000 positions needing to be...

For-Profit Institutions Provide Little Opportunity for Low-Income Black Students

According to a new study, low-income and African American students enroll in larger numbers in for-profit schools, leaving them with higher student debt and...

Pipeline Program Sets Students Up for Success Long Before Taking LSAT

Frustrated by the persistent assumption by many in the legal field that it was not possible to diversify the profession in Colorado, Judge Christine...

Driven by Commitment to Service, Veterinarian Evan Morse Volunteers to Help...

For the last 40 years, 71-year-old veterinarian Dr. Evan Morse, who runs the Warrensville Animal Center in Cleveland, Ohio, has operated the Free Animal...

UW-Madison Establishes On-Campus Food Pantry for Students in Need

The University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison is about to join the more than 120 U.S. colleges and universities that house a food pantry on their...

University of Central Florida’s Online Education Model Offers Lifeline to Lower-Income...

As the digital age continues at a rapid speed, the Internet is moving beyond its role as an entertaining pastime to that of a...

Colleges with Largest Endowments Leave Low-Income Students with Most Debt

Many of the nation’s wealthiest private colleges and universities leave their poorest students with heavy debt loads, a ProPublica analysis of new data from...

College, K-12 School System Partnership Seeks to Increase Diversity of Teaching...

McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., and Howard County Public Schools officials recently announced an effort to improve workforce diversity in the school system by...

College of Charleston to Implement Top 10 Percent Admission Program to...

In fall 2016, the College of Charleston will begin offering automatic admission to the top 10 percent of graduating seniors from high schools in...

Success of Pell Grant Students Dependent on Individual Schools, Study Shows

A new report — published by civil rights education advocacy organization The Education Trust — reveals that the average graduation gap between students who...

Hillary Clinton Announces Plan to Increase Affordability, Improve Access to College

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton unveiled a $350 billion plan on Monday to make college more affordable in order to ease the financial burden...

More Colleges Join Test-Optional Movement to Increase Diversity of Incoming Students

A new policy enacted at George Washington University (GWU) seeks to broaden access to higher education for underrepresented and underprivileged students by doing away...

University of Cincinnati Scholars Academy Opens Door for STEM High School...

In an effort to increase the number of underrepresented and low-income students who enter STEM fields, the University of Cincinnati (UC) kicked off its...